If the name didn’t give it away, allow us. Kidzania is every child’s dream: an indoor city entirely run by (you guessed it) kids. Aimed at ages 4-14, your little ’uns will have hours to explore the numerous real-life zones in this wonderland that lets children dress-up and experience life as a firefighter, for example, or a baker or a pilot or an animator or an estate agent or a news broadcaster…
Already a success in nearly two-dozen other countries around the world, Kidzania teaches young people important life skills through some seriously fun role-play. Each young visitor is given 50 ‘kidZos’ upon entering, which they can use to buy treats or work to earn more kidZos and save them in a bank account (which gains interest) in order to buy bigger and better treats.
Sounds fun, right? Well don’t get too eager because this is a children only arena. Parents and carers are allowed in, but only in certain areas: behind the one-way glass, as a member of the audience in the ‘theatre’ or in the adults’ crèche, where you’ll find various films and other entertainment with which to while away the time.
For families with very young kids, there’s an Early Years space for you to leave them. It’s filled with inflatable furniture, features storytelling sessions, puppet shows and much more. Plus, the little ones get to participate in the ‘science lab’ where they can play being technicians and mix together different substances (under supervision, of course) to create fizzing, bubbling concoctions.
|Transport:||Tube: Shepherd's Bush|
|Price:||£28 (4-14), £16.50 (15+), £10 (1-3)|
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Thanks for the great event TimeOut! It was definitely fun being able to act like big kids again :) I think this is certainly a great place to host company events or parties, and I think - anyone - particularly kids should definitely visit it as it would not only be great fun, but also an amazingly educational experience.